Inspiring client-centered care through community-wide collaboration.
The Idaho TCOM Institute promotes collaboration between system partners to standardize the delivery and application of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), enabling greater collaboration around needs and strengths of client assisting Idaho’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) System of Care to increase effectiveness of service to children, youth and families. This is achieved through three primary elements:
- CANS Governance Committee
- CANS Learning Collaboratives
- CANS Training Network
These elements work in unison to manifest practical outcomes in the institute's values:
- Person-centered care
- Collaborative decision making
- Accurate consensus-based care
- Local contributors
If you have questions, comments, or would like to see how you can be involved, use the contact form below or email ITI@dhw.idaho.gov.
The CANS certification training is an overview of the Idaho CANS. At the end of this two-part training, participants will be able to administer and reliably complete the CANS and the CANS certification exam.
Select the dates below to register for the specific trainings.
- 8/24/2021 - 8/25/2021 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
- 9/7/2021 - 9/8/2021 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
- 9/21/2021 - 9/22/2021 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
- 10/5/2021 - 10/6/2021 from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. MT
- 11/2/2021 - 11/3/2021 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MT
- 11/16/2021 - 11/17/2021 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. MT
- 12/6/2021 - 12/7/2021 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
*Three contact hours" are offered for participating in the CANS In practice training. It is your responsibility to ensure this training meets continuing education criteria for your respective licensing board and that the trainer’s level of education is at or above your own level of education.
- Social workers can find continuing education information
- Counselors and family therapists can find continuing education rules
The CANS In practice training provides an understanding of how to use the CANS in collaborative treatment planning. Participants will be able to describe how the CANS can be used to develop a theory of change that structures the treatment plan, addressing needs, and using strengths towards achieving goals.
|Date / time||webex link to register||trainer(s)|
October 20, 2021 9:00 a.m.- noon MT
Bethany Blank, LMSW
November 30, 2021 9:00 a.m.- noon MT
Karla Enriquez, LMSW; Craig Herzog, LCSW
December 15, 2021 9:00 a.m.- noon MT
Hillary Haro, LMSW; Almedina Toomey, LMSW
|Region 5 CANS Learning Collaborative||Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MT via Webex only||
Meeting number (access code): 1772 14 5192
Meeting password: GXsyueD9v39 (49798339 from phones and video systems)
|Eastern Idaho CANS Learning Collaborative||Monday, September 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. MT via Webex only||
Meeting number (access code): 1776 79 9785
Meeting password: qrBafw4ms33 (77223946 from phones and video systems)